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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 8, 2010

Two teens held in cabbie's killing

Advertiser Staff

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Ty Tang

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Two teens have been arrested in the beating death of a taxi driver in Waipahu on May 1.

Michael Robles, 18, was charged with second-degree murder, and is being held on $250,000 bail, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and a petition filed in Family Court, said Honolulu Police Department spokeswoman Capt. Letha DeCaires

Taxi driver Ty Tang was killed on his 41st birthday, after picking up two people around 1:15 a.m. on Kuhio Avenue and driving them to the Times Super Market in Waipahu.

He was found beaten and dying in his taxi, a 2004 Ford Crowd Victoria, and died later that day.

Tang, a Cambodian immigrant, was driving taxis to help raise his two children, 12 and 10.